Study for the October, 2019 IDEX Exam

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(Frequently Asked Questions)

Q. Did the IDEX exam change for the 2013 code and are your materials current with 2016?
A. Yes and yes. The IDEX Exam changed on May, 2015 for the 2013 California Building Code (CBC). The IDEX will not be reviewed again (for possible changes) until 2018 for the next code cycle in 2019. Even though the current code is now the 2016 version (adopted by the state into law as of January 1, 2017), the IDEX exam and all of our prep materials changed for the 2013 code, AND, there have not been any significant changes to the current code that affects interior designers or the IDEX exam.
Have more questions about the exam?
Contact CCIDC.

Q. Will your class work on a PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone or Android mobile device?
Yes, our class has tested well on BOTH PC and Mac, desktop and laptop, and works on a variety of mobile devices and current web browsers such as Microsoft Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, Chrome and Opera. You will need access to a printer to print some of our handouts.

Who is the original idex prep?
A.   We are. See our blog post

Q. What are your requirements for taking your class? 
A. You need high-speed Internet access, a computer with a Web browser, a printer, the ability to download and read Adobe .pdf files. Designers who enroll in our classes should already have an interior design education and would benefit from having work experience in the interior design industry. Our classes are intended to prepare you for the IDEX exam. They are not intended to be complete building codes or interior design classes.

Q. Do I need to install a plug-in or extra software to take your classes?
A. No. However, we suggest you first test it by enrolling in our one-day FREE demo class.  

Q. Do I really need 75 or 105 days to complete your class?
A. No, but we are giving you a lot extra time in case you need it. Since everyone reads at a different pace, has varied computer skills, different levels of education and work experience, plus a busy schedule, we are giving you the best prep course with long access time to help you. It is up to you, the student, to look through the materials and pace yourself according to your situation and lifestyle, so you can finish your class within the required timeframe.

Q. What do past students say about your class?
A. Glad you asked! Read some of our testimonials.

Q. Why have you discontinued the  “IDEX Prep eGuide”?
A. Since we are now offering the highest quality IDEX Prep class in an easy-to-use framework, we have discontinued the eGuide which we first published in 2009.

Q. Why an online class?
A. A one day crash course may not fit your lifestyle. You may be busy and need more time and flexibility to study when and where you want to. After enrollment you’ll have access to the high-quality IDEX Prep Online class to study for the IDEX® California exam in the privacy of your own home, office, library, or anywhere you have Internet access and a desktop or laptop computer. 

Q. I don’t live in California. Can I take your prep class to help me become a Certified Interior Designer?
A. Yes, you can take the IDEX Prep Online class anywhere in the USA. You can take the IDEX® California exam to become a Certified Interior Designer, however, you must first apply for certification with CCIDC and meet their education, experience and requirements.

Q. Are CEUs available if I take your class?
A. Yes, but only for existing CIDs, and not IDEX candidates. Our class is accepted by CCIDC for 1.0 unit of CEU credit for existing CIDs only. Note: 1.0 unit = equals 10 hours of class time.

Q.What is your refund policy?
A.Please review our Terms & Policies page.

Q. Who is the instructor of the IDEX Prep online class?
A. Deni Mosser is the author of the “IDEX Prep eGuide” and is the developer/instructor for this class. She is a Certified Interior Designer #0022 (1992) and an NCIDQ certificate holder #5865 (1986). Deni has over 30 years of experience as an interior designer and over 20 years of experience in Web site design. Read more here.

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